Apple Discontinues NDA For iPhone Developers

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Apple just announced on the front page of the iPhone development site, that they have decided to discontinue the NDA (non-disclosure agreement) that has prevented developers from speaking openly about programming on the iPhone.

Apple says “the NDA has created too much of a burden on developers, authors and others interested in helping further the iPhone’s success, so we are dropping it for released software.”

Apple will issue a new agreement to any developers who previously released software that will not contain any NDA clauses.  This will help the piles of books that are waiting to get published, on the best and most proper way for aspiring developers to program applications on the iPhone. You should expect to see plenty of new and innovative applications coming out in the future now that there is open collaboration.

This is a major step for apple and one that I commend them on.  Guess all that nagging actually worked guys!  Wonder if it had anything to do with the gPhone having no NDA!


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